All freedom campers must be certified self-contained.
Maximum stay of two consecutive nights, departure by 9am.
Park only between the freedom camping signs.
Location - Within the loop road, between the loop road and the row of trees.
Size - 40m starting from the northern end of the row of trees opposite 724 Thames Coast Road and heading south to end of the tree row opposite 718 Thames Coast Road.
North Island ▷ Coromandel ▷ Thames
This was my first Freedom camping experience and I don’t think it’s like the rest of them. It’s situated on the beach, close to a public toilet and really picturesque. Would recommend!
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Nice spot. Right on the beach. Dinner by sunset. Toilet 100m away.
Two large campers parked sideways, and one pretend self contained, for two people !?, station wagon with stickers. Taking up two parking spots.
Can only recommend;-)
Merel van Keulen
Perfect place! Next to the beach and sea to swim. In summer season no more space around 6 pm. Very peacefull.
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Good little spot, only room for 3 campers if parallel parked but the area is designed for angle parking so could accommodate 5, NOTE read the sign and don’t park on the water front side of the access road as the Ranger patrols regularly.
Wonderful place! Flushing toilet at 100 meters. Place for about 8 campers. Next to beach. Petrol station with food facilities and small shop nearby.
Calm and quiet spot near the river? Toilets a short 200m walk away, open all night. BBQ station and water. Few bins dotted about as well. Overall a great place to get your head down for free before moving on. Check out the cafe opposite the camp spot - lovely ladies serving up hot, cold and all else in between.
An amazing place for freedom camping! You can stay direct on the beachfront.
We enjoy this spot. The local pub has friendly staff and great service as does the shop. Good coffee in Tapu! One or two of the local residents are not so friendly and one actively attempts to antagonize. However we have found the majority will stop and chat and welcome us to share their spot of beautiful coastline. The site is not flat and dips badly leaving very little space for more than three vans. Beware to not park on the level beach front as you will get a fine. The signage is a little misleading unfortunately and many think the sign on the beach front means one can park there. All that aside it is a nice spot to enjoy a couple of nights to fish and swim or kayak. Thanks Tapu businesses and those locals who welcome us.
Another primo waterfront location. Plenty of flat space to choose from - though make sure its between the signs